BLT Potato Salad Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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4.89 from 9 reviews

BLT Potato Salad is the perfect potluck recipe, creamy, tasty, loaded with flavors and textures. Expect tender potatoes, juicy tomatoes and lots of bacon. Also, check out the recipe step by step video below.

This delicious homemade salad is one of the best you can do with potatoes. It is rich, full and very flavorful. It goes well on its own, but you can also combine it with some oven barbecue ribs, fried chicken, or baked chicken parmesan.

BLT Potato Salad Recipe

Easy BLT Potato Salad Recipe

This BLT Potato Salad has already made a few appearances this summer because it’s just so good! What’s not to love about it! The salad is rich and loaded! Think about buttery potatoes, crispy green lettuce, juicy tomatoes, lots of crunchy bacon. Then, all coated in a creamy and tangy dressing.

This BLT Potato Salad can be easily served as the main course because it’s so hearty and tasty. Anytime I bring it to a picnic or potluck, it is a huge hit. I like that I can make it ahead of time and just toss it before serving. Its equally delicious served slightly warm or cold. You can make it vegetarian by skipping the bacon. Also, you can also make the dressing healthier by replacing the mayo with whole milk plain yogurt.

This Loaded Baked Potato Pasta Salad is another favorite, because hello cheddar cheese obsession! If you love bacon and potatoes as much as I do, this Tri-Color Bacon Feta Potato Salad is a must-try, you can totally use crumbled blue cheese instead of feta, try that and thank me later! I recently made these loaded Roasted Greek Potatoes and hands down I can eat that for dinner every single day!

BLT Potato Salad Recipe

How do you keep potatoes from turning brown/black?

  • When slicing preferably use a steel knife as some blades have iron in them and till will turn the potato black quicker.
  • Cover the cut raw potatoes with water by 1 inch to stop them from turning brown. You can prepare them the night before and still have creamy white potatoes the next day.
  • If you missed to follow these tips and your potatoes turned brown and you are wondering if they are still safe to cook, I have good news: you didn’t waste a good batch of potatoes, you can still cook them, they are safe to consume.

How to make BLT Potato Salad?

For a short recipe tutorial, watch the recipe video attached below. The general steps are as follows:

  1. Boil the potatoes: In a pan, boil the potatoes until soft and cooked. You can cut them into about 1-inc pieces, or boil whole. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the bacon: In a skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp and evenly browned. Then, drain, and set aside. 
  3. Make the dressing: Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl, and whisk together till properly combined. 
  4. Assemble the dish: Lastly, combine potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, and the rest of the ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss with dressing, and serve immediately.

What happens when you soak raw potatoes in the water?

Soaking peeled potatoes in cold water overnight removes excess potato starch, which in case you are making fries, will prevent them from sticking together and helps achieve maximum crispness.

It’s also good to soak sliced potatoes in cold water for a few hours before you roast them if you want to get really crispy oven-roasted potatoes.

Can you make this BLT Potato Salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can, follow the tips below:

  1. Toss together everything but: Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Chive, and Green Onions.
  2. When ready to serve, gently fold in the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

BLT Potato Salad

Recipe Tips:

  • You can use your favorite potatoes in this recipe, but if you are looking for the potatoes to hold their shape well, the best choice would be Yukon Gold potatoes. They are known for their creamy, buttery texture and for holding their shape well.
  • Also, I prefer using Romaine lettuce in this recipe, it will hold its shape better than other lettuce types and it also adds a nice crunch.
  • I definitely recommend using sweet cherry tomatoes, as they also hold their shape better and will not add extra liquid to the salad, or turn mushy, which is never a good thing.
  • Similarly, you could add lots of crispy bacon.  Also, the chives and green onions add a nice fresh flavor, if possible don’t skip them.
  • A trick that I like to use when making potato salad is either buying organic potatoes, wash them well and boil with the skin on. If you like the texture and taste of potatoes with skin on, you don’t have to peel them!
  • Another trick that is great to save some time: I like buying potatoes in a bag that is ready to steam IN THE BAG, which means they are pre-washed and all you have to do is microwave the bag of potatoes for 9 minutes, wait for them to cool and slice! This way you don’t have to wash and boil potatoes! Winner, winner!
  • In addition, don’t skip the pickle relish in the dressing and the vinegar, it adds such a nice sweet and tangy flavor.
  • If you want to make the recipe healthier, you can use whole milk plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo.
  • This recipe can also be done without the bacon, for a vegetarian option.

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4.89 from 9 reviews

BLT Potato Salad

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Potatoes:

Other Ingredients:

Dressing:

Garnish:

Instructions

Potatoes:

Cook Bacon:

Dressing:

Combine:

Notes:

You can use my tip and buy potatoes that can be steamed in bag in the microwave to save time.

Nutrition information

0 Calories: 665 Carbohydrates: 29 Protein: 15 Fat: 54 Saturated Fat: 13 Cholesterol: 59 Sodium: 2149 Potassium: 1082 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 885 Vitamin C: 36.3 Calcium: 80 Iron: 7.2
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Stacie

That sounds so good! Any time you add bacon to anything, it's going to be a winner. I have to make this!

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Emily

Yum! This looks like a great potato salad to try! I always make the same side dishes, this is a great new one for me to make. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reesa Lewandowski

This is one packed potato salad! It looks delicious and perfect for BBQ season!

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Leah

This salad looks very good! I bet it is super refreshing in the summer!

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Lisa B

I have a potluck dinner coming up in a few weeks. I have been looking for some ideas of what to bring. This is definitely making the list.

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Joely Smith

Now THIS is what I call a great looking potato salad! I love how it isn't mushed up with hearty chunks of goodness! The pickles are an awesome additive! Thank you for a tasty, unique recipe!

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T

This salad looks incredible! I am definitely giving this a try tomorrow.

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Heather

Wow, this looks like a really good summer salad recipe. Its so unique, I've never eaten anything with pickles and potatoes in it before. I bet its zangy.

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Esther Irish

This is definitely a combination I never would have thought of, but it sure looks good!

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Rachel

I like that this is really a salad. It looks pretty good. I need something to bring to the BBQ on the 4th.

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Dina Demarest

Oh wow that looks amazing. I always make my potato salad with the skin on. That's where the nutrients are!

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Sara Welch

Now this is a recipe I want to try out! It has some great ingredients!

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Kita Bryant

Wow, this is so delicious! I really do want to make this for a potluck!

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rika

Looks amazing! Just perfect for potluck or summer bbq! I love bacon too!

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